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Religious Studies

McMaster University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
Duration
11396 CAD/year
4204 CAD/year
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About

Religion is of critical importance for understanding society, and the Department of Religious Studies engages in intensive and broad-ranging research across Asian and Western traditions in their historical and modern expression. This master degree program in Religious Studies is offered by the McMaster University. 

Overview

Since 1964, the Department of Religious Studies, at the McMaster University, has offered graduate programmes dealing with religion and human religious experience, past and present, East and West. 

The department has no confessional ties; it seeks, rather, to cultivate a positive appreciation of the world's religious traditions in a spirit of free, open enquiry, critical reflection, and solidly-grounded judgment. The department draws on a wide variety of methodological resources, especially philosophical, philloogical, literary, historical, and social scientific, in the effort to understand religion and religious phenomena.

Areas of Research

  • Asian Field (Buddhism, East Asian)
  • Biblical (Early Judaism, Early christianity)
  • Western (Religion and Politics, Religion and the Social Sciences)

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
  • Religious Themes in Modern Culture
  • Great Books in Asian Religions
  • Abraham in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
  • Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic
  • Apocalypse, Then and Now

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The normal minimum requirement for admission to M.A. study is graduation with B+ standing in an Honours program or equivalent in Religious Studies, or in a related discipline with significant emphasis on the study of religion
  • All incoming students should have completed the equivalent of six units (one full year course) of undergraduate work in Asian religions
  • All incoming students should have completed the equivalent of six units (one full year course) of undergraduate work in Western religions
  • A candidate for the M.A. degree will be required to spend at least one calendar year in full-time graduate study or the equivalent in part-time study

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11396 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5698 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4204 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2102 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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